Thursday, December 9, 2010

The man who speaks about god, scriptures and religion is not a Gnani

Many people are struck with awe or reverence at the outer indications of renunciation, and thus blindly accept a man to be a Gnani. The two have no connection. Because he has no wife, no family, and no possessions" they think man who has merely repressed these desires as though these things had anything to do with wisdom,  he is mere religious man. People are quite incompetent to judge who is a Gnani between god men, intellectuals, and yogis. A Gnani is neither god men, nor a yogi, nor an intellectual.

The man who speaks about god, scriptures and religion is not a Gnani. A yogi who speaks about yoga is not a Gnani. A God man who indulges in miracle is not a Gnani. An intellectual who argues on his own speculated theories is not a Gnani. A Gnani is the one who guides people towards the the source of the mind or physical existence is real Gnani. A Gnani never claims himself as a Gnani or  guru  nor does he accept any one as disciple.      

The first step is of knowing “Self" is not physical but it is formless soul or  consciousness.  The second is to know the consciousness is ultimate truth, the "whole." Then alone he knows ultimate truth  or Brahman, i.e. the truth of the  whole universe or mind. 

Consciousness as Self is the key that opens the door of ultimate truth or Brahman. This understanding is certainly necessary at the first stage, when the mind is wandering. At the end the mind gets stilled and knows its formless essence and becomes one with it. Then there is no witness nor witnessed everything is one and the whole. 

The formula "What is I?" presupposes the existence of an ‘I’. But this is only an assumption. Before proceeding to act on such a formula one ought first to inquire whether there is such a thing as an ‘I’.

Those who have been baffled by unsuccessful inquiry, reading, intellection, have to find out what are the obstacles on the way what is blocking them from grasping, understanding and assimilating the non-dual  or Advaitic truth.